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. >> but abc's david kerley found $1 million wasted in a single closet in west virginia on the washington watch dog beat. [ modem handshaking ] >> reporter: speed, we crave it on the internet. a fast connection. we need it to remain competitive in a global economy says the president. >> to harness the full power of the internet. that means faster and more widely available broadband. >> reporter: the to spread broadband the government came up with $7 billion and thousands of communities have been hooked up. but take a look at this -- these boxes stacked up in a west virginia closet are blazing fast, high speed routers, you paid for them $20,000 each. they're unused. the state bought too many and the wrong ones. $1.25 million in this closet gathering dust for nearly three years now. enough for a year's pay for 30 teachers. that's not all. congressional investigators questioned other spending asking if up to $230 million was wasted. >> the people's dollars that we are dealing with. none of it should be wasted. in this case, it's obscene. >> reporter: in west virginia alone, $14 million wasted acco
and likely her brother inside. an amber alert for anderson is now in effect in california, oregon, washington, and nevada. police say the 40-year-old dimaggio may be armed with home made explosives. >> unusually high number of bottle the nosed dolphins are dying off the east coast this summer according to researchers looking into what killed the 124 dolphins stranded in the mid-atlantic region since july. they suspect maybe the same virus which killed hundreds of dolphins in the 1980s. >> burglar pulled off an elaborate heist at a trendy boutique in west hollywood. the thief used construction equipment to tunnel his way inside. he cut holes in the dry wall of public bathroom in the back of the store. security cameras captured him gathering his haul for 20 minutes. he left with $8,000 in high fashion merchandise. >> we had a shawshank redemption moment. some one literally burrowed through our was to come into our store. >> wow, the store manager said the thief ignored the most expensive items. he was clearly on a specificete from a designer. >> one specific taste. family of the car accident vi
, they do. >> watch this video. >> youtube it. they do. >> the youngest player on the washington redskins player. >> meet the young man living a dream at the ripe old age of 8. why it is an age no one thought he would see. >> first, social networking site kids are flocking to. some say a magnet for bullies. you are watching "world news now." ♪ you can't hear me and all you're ever going to be is mean ♪ ♪ why you got to be so mean >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. ♪ why you got to be so mean >> a hot new website has parents and experts worried, is a wildly popular social networking site that may be linked to teen suicide. >> abc's reporter has more on making it easier for teens to bully each other. >> reporter: facebook, instagram and twitter are ubiquitous favorites for teens, they share photos, tips for home work or gossip. nows the latest place to share,, a site where teens can post anonymously without the prying eyes of parents. and this girl remembers the day she first logged on. >> it started off, everyone ask me questio
there in michigan. and there is south american gigantic piranha cousins. >> yeah. washington, so -- >> washington. >> he not only didn't throw it in. didn't keep it as a pet. it is going over his mantle. >> good. where it belongs. not in the lake. it is a piranha. >> i don't know. beautiful setting wasn't it. want to jump in and take a swim. not so much any more. >> not so much with piranha cousins. no thank you. coming up -- one place you can buy air and it's not cheap. >> a death-defying stunt in the air. why would anyone want to get locked in a box and jump out of a plane. we will tell you. you're watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by duracell batteries. now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by duracell batteries. [ male announcer ] nobody knows where or when the next powerful storm is going to hit... but it will... that's why there's a new duracell battery. introducing duracell quantum. with its high density core, it's a quantum leap in battery power. the next storm is out there. but so are the heroes. so we'r
travers, abc news, washington. >> proud father. very happy. >> so down to earth. you know, they're royal. so they can have these elaborate picture sessions and portraits done and picture, painted and all this. they had it in the backyard. >> keeping it real. >> yes, down to earth. >> would have been an official portrait with the whole family, red velvet. >> they're going to get one any way, don't you think? >> i hope so. >>> welcome into "the mix." probably my favorite story of the entire day. prince released the cover art of his brand new song. it is something that is reminiscent of if you are into pop culture at all you will recognize this immediately. there it is. that is actually dave chapelle from his dave chapelle show in the early 2000s where he did a skit, talked, imitated, and was prince playing a basketball game. if you remember, prince said, you know what? why not. everybody knows this more than they know the new song, obviously. take a look. if you don't remember the skit. take a look. this is summing up what the skit was all about. >> i mean it wasn't like it was close. it w
the decision to shut down operations at embassies would be made by an ambassador. this time, washington is ordering the closures. for now they're just set for sunday as u.s. intelligence officials work to get more specifics. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> here at home, quite a few shocking specifics coming out of the ariel castro sentencing hearing in cleveland. witness after witness testifying as we heard new details about how the three victims endured bondage in rusty chains, weeks with little food. in the end ariel castro was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 1,000 years, not before his victim, first victim, michelle knight faced down her captor in person. >> i spent 11 years in hell, now your hell is just beginning. i will overcome all of this that happened. but you will face hell for eternity. from this moment on, i will not let you define me or affect who i am. >> now after michelle knight finished her statement, castro himself spoke up in a bizarre and rambling 16-minute statement. he actually blamed his victims, insisted he was not a monster. the details a
and march on washington. >>> and sitcom lisa kudrow makes a major career move. could it make you forget about her role on "friends?" that's coming up in the "the skinny" on thursday, august 29. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good thursday, everybody. we begin with the crisis in syria. president obama says the syrian government was definitely behind the deadly chemical attacks on civilians. >> he says if the u.s. does decide to retaliate, the message will be clear and decisive. abc's marci gonzalez joins us now with all the details. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. american warships and cruise missiles are in position. but president obama says he is still weighing his options. >> i have not made a decision. >> reporter: president barack obama tells "pbs news hour" while no decision has been made on syria, there will be consequences for president bashar al assad's regime. the u.s. claims to have indisputable evidence that they are behind the chemical attack that killed hundreds of civilians. >> i h
, abc news, washington. >> amazing, hearing the tapes knowing what is eventually going to happen. he is in the middle of it. april 30th, 1973, and he resigned on august 8th, 1974. still over a year to go. year and a half to go from that moment. >> i'm sure after all of that. he thought maybe i am in the clear. >> yes. exhale. no. >> not at all. also, hearing tiny snippets of this. this apparently posted by national archives and record administration, 340 hours long. >> i still to this day wonder why in the world were the tapes in existence. would you want those tapes? apparently he knew about them. >> he knew about them. >> 700 hours remain sealed for national security reasons. >> over 1,000 hours of recorded conversations we have. somewhere. >> tapes under the desk. please turn them off. >> still to come, a "world news now" catwalk. >> hmm. we're going to make a back-to-school shopping spree a little easier with some cool new fashions from macy's. >>> and ahead in our next half hour, there's still a few weeks left for summer vacation. leaving your home unattended can be stressful. w
. >> the russians responded by saying washington failed to develop relations with moscow on an equal base is. >> fed are again alerting local law enforcement across the country to be on the lookout for terror plots in the preplanning stages the message in a bulletin late last night. the fbi and department of homeland security also repeating that they're not aware of any specific threat on u.s. soil. >> syrians caught up in brutal civil war about to get more help from the united states. prident obama has announced an additional $195 million in humanitarian and food aid for the syrian people. that brings the total amount of u.s. aid to syria to more than $1 billion since the fighting began two years ago. the announcement coincide with the muslim holiday which marks the end of the holy month of ramadan. >>> festivities getting under way across the globe. millions of muslims are breaking their fast with a three day celebration. shoppers filled outdoor markets in gaza, jerusalem and cities to stocup on sweets, presents and new clothes. some celebrations are starting a bit later because this year, or this
, washington. >> see a lot of dogs fly through air like missiles and injure other people in the car. >> if they're not restrained properly or at all. they become bullets like everything in the car flying around. the biggest problem there is just no standard. no federal standard that says your dog needs to be restrained. doesn't need to be restrained. and the restraint it need. >> 16% of people restrain their dogs to begin with. >> straight ahead. calming energy for kids. because doing the yoga poses on your own isn't hard enough. we are adding a twist. introducing baby yoga. details coming up. >> he is laughing again. keeping with our baby theme, ahead in the next half-hour. rules of pregnancy. an author who wants to throw out some of the old idea for moms to be. you're why choose land o' lakes but ter in half sticks? it's pre-measured. fresh tasting. and it's only from land o' lakes. >>> all right. ask any parent. raising children can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do in life. and also one of the most challenging things ask any mom about that. >> uh-huh. these days whether y
if you want a friend in washington get a dog. in general, white house canines have known their friendly and tame place. some have nudged at times to the wild side. >> hi, barney. >> bush s barney getting anoid at a reporter once. and the bull terrier once tore a piece off the french ambassador. lbj signing a meat inspection bill and up hops yukie. comeuppance for a president who hoisted his beagles like this. why do we care, sunny. you are the dog of a president now. and dogs make presidents more human. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and they're just so cute. >> so cute. >> little bit of flak for not getting a shelter rescue dog. in this case there is allergies in the family. the dog is one of the best in terms of not making you sneeze. got to cut them slack. gave a donation to the aspca. >> they got the one dog to try it out. now they know it works. so they got another dog. which is great. two of them tauch. got to be thrilled. >> they're beth adorable. >> i have dog envy now. not getting one. but percolating back there. >> going to happen soon. yes it is. got to share a picture
badge. >> robert griffin iii quarterback of the washington redskins lighter in the wallet this morning. rg 3, fined $10,000 by the nfl for apparent violation of his apparel. before the game against the steelers. griffin wore a t-shirt. players must wear nike gear. griffin didn't play in the game. >>> more than 50 large wildfires burn out of control across the western states. a blaze outside yosemite national park tripled in size. california governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency. as thick smoke spread as far as reno. 150 miles away. sheriffs deputies have been going door to door urging people to evacuate. many are refusing to leave. >> take a look at the weather. clear skies across the west coast. thunderstorms across the rockies. southeast. showers for mid-atlantic and plains. >> 87 in fargo. 85, new york, baltimore, in the nap his. 87, boise, salt lake city. low 90s across the middle of the country. >> high-flying entertainment to tell you about courtesy of southwest airlines. >> gavin degrau and friend entertaining their fellow passengers aboard a flight
to independence hall, i got choked up. i thought about george washington and all these people and i got choked up. >> did you really? >> is that nerd i or what? >> it happened at valley forge park. you see the huts where they fought. >> you're right. >> actually my daughter, saw the liberty bell. cool, right? >> she was like, yeah. yeah. >> in 20 years, she'll get choked up. >> take her to the mona lisa. >> there you go. should we get to it. >> serious stuff. teenage kidnap victim, hannah anderson and her father being reunited in idaho after the ordeal that is finally over. >> we are hearing for the first team from hero horseback riders who helped end the multistate search. the teenager is safe thanks to four alert horseback riders in idaho. wednesday they crossed paths with anderson and her abductor, 40-year-old james dimaggio. >> she kind of had a scared look on her face when i first come up the trail. when i turned and talked to him a little bit. i just, had a gut feeling about him. >> reporter: that something was very wrong, suspicion confirmed by a tv news alert one day later. >> and the new
night's vote was a big deal for the international community, a big deal for washington. but for syria and its neighbors it may not actually change the outcome here. now, administration and state department officials have said repeatedly, that while they want to consult with their international allies they would like to make decisions with their international allies. we know international consensus hasn't necessarily dictated u.s. action in the past. now, at this point it is very hard to imagine the u.s. not going in and striking syria in some form, in coming days. but the uk has also said that they're waiting for that report from the u.n. weapons inspectors. you mention they're coming out tomorrow. ban ki-moon, secretary-general of the u.n. said his team needed four days. today the last day. we could get results as early as tomorrow. but, john, what tomorrow also means as soon as the u.n. weapons inspectors are out of syria that opens up the window for the strike. >> now, molly, if the u.s. acts, syria has said very strongly that it will react. is the general public there in is the go
, abc news, washington. >> that guy is amazing. >> that's incredible. >> what a story. >> i am absolutely speechless, but i'll read to you what magic johnson tweeted out after the espn segment on him aired. he said "richie parker's story proves you can do anything you set your mind to. we should all stop complaining and giving excuses." >> we're not allowed to complain today after seeing that story. >> not at all. >> what an amazing young man. >> yes. and he's the type of young man that will inspire other children out there who may be going through the same thing. >> no doubt about it. hats off to all the people who give him a chance to show what he's got. >> that's true. we'll be right back. back. >>> welcome into "the mix," everybody. when you work in television, especially live television, you know that when things go wrong, and they do, it literally sucks. >> oh, yeah. >> there's few things that you can really control when you lose things like graphics or pictures or, let's say, a weather computer if you happen to be this poor weather anchor who lost his entire weather comp
. and a pedestrian dummy serves as a statement of an alarming and growing problem. washington, d.c., police wanted to show that at just 35 miles an hour there is just a fraction of a second to react. a pedestrian is killed on our roads on average every two hours. and like this jogger in charlotte, someone on a road is hurt every eight minutes. this man suffered minor injuries. the driver who left the scene later arrested. most striking, half of pedestrian deaths involve alcohol. but we are not just talking drivers. a third of the pedestrians killed, 1,500 people were walking drunk. with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher. >> 7 out of 10 pedestrian fatalities happen at night. they often involve alcohol. >> reporter: walking drunks have become such a problem in england -- watch this man falling on to the rail tracks, or this drunk who falls on the escalator and can't get off. this video was released as a warning of the dangers of drunk walkers. weekend nights are the deadliest times for pedestrians. while the majority of these accidents happen in cities, it's not at intersections. so what can yo
munchies. that's right. marijuana is legal in the state of washington. the seattle police department decided to spread the word about the intricacies of new laws by attaching them to a thousand bags of doritos. handing them out to attendees. of the festival. they ran out in ten minutes. >> what a difference a year makes. one year they're arrested the next year they're handing you doritos. >> that's a good way to spread the word. munching on doritos reading the back. >> wow, man, this is awesome. >> check it out. intricacies, such a big word. >> all right. we all heard the expression, taking the leap to describe getting married. well a staff sergeant named dan cook took it to a whole new level. >> he celebrated his last jump at the air and water show before heading to flight school by proposing to his girlfriend lea, the two have been dating a year. took him three months to plan the proposal. by the way in case you hadn't noticed by the pictures she said yes. >> she better. after a move like that. if somebody does a stunt, you say yes no matter what until the cameras are off and then
says he will never forget. five decade of white house memories. reena ninan, abc new, washington. >> our producer, suzanne harold, saw it this weeken. said the was awesome. two big thumbs up. she said oprah winfrey steals every scene she is in. she thinks she could win an academy award. >> the range is incredible. really showing her chops in the movie. may be worth seeing. >> definitely. sound lakes like a great movie. # >>> that was just kind of wait and see what happens. can't control it. >> this morning on "world news now" -- western wildfires, thousand of firefighters battling the flames and the went to get the upper hand and save homes in the line of fire. >> plus stunning allegations in the death of princess diana. why investigators are looking into claims she was murdered by british special forces. and later -- >> i just feel like i am any other kid. just playing baseball and everyone is asking for my autograph. >> a league of their own. the little league players making a sizable m preimpression. it's monday, august 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news no
to be sentenced in a washington, d.c. court today. the former congressman pleaded guilty going on a spending spree to the tune of $750,000, he bought fur coats, vacations, rolex. his wife sandy jackson will be sentenced for fail to report $600,000 total income. each facing prison time. >> anthony weiner fading fast. the race to be new york's mayor. the latest poll find weiner falling to fourth place at a debate last night he once again apologized for the sexting scandal. afterwards, he tried to distance himself from his wife's role in a hillary clinton campaign. >> do i know what my wife is doing? the answer is yes. have you ever heard some times people say, yes, but if i tell you i would have to kill you. it was a joke. everyone laughed. it was a joke. >> weiner added i have no insight into campaign 2016. i'm struggling right here with 2013. >> immediate political future for the high-profile mayor of newark -- cory booker. easily winning the democrating primary in new jersey. the rising democratic star rising to fill the senate. term left vacant by the death of frank lautenburg. he will face stev
. here is an extraordinary story of doing just that. this one comes from washington state. that's where the big day for a bride was nearly ruined that is until she made a fateful phone call. >> 911. >> i'm calling to report some stuff stolen. my, a -- my wedding dress. >> and are you getting married today? >> yes. >> what size is your dress? >> check this out. they wear the same size. the operator whose name is candice. got her own dress, that bride who was able to wear it for her wedding. she said it all went off without a hitch. there will be more coming up later on "good morning america." >> unbelievable. >> i got chills. >> that's like the worst thing to happen. >> worst thing to happen. but how wonderful is that operator. >> my gosh. >> i want her on the line if i am in a panic. no matter what the panic is about. >> kudos to her. i hope we hear from both of them. i am sure that is a grateful bride. zookeepers in china are accused of pulling a fast one on visitors. i love this story. they were apparently barking up the wrong tree. >> visitors who thought they were looking at an afri
a mighty wing. as they continue monitoring the progress of the new panda at washington's national zoo the wait is under way now. for another new cub. >> taking place in scotland. where mother bear tien-tien, is her name actually, and she is being watched closely. zookeepers say she could give birth in two weeks. >> recent behavior and hormone tests indicate a new arrival is all but certain. some zoo workers have access to closed-circuit tv feed of her at their homes. wow, check that out. so they know when something is happening. oh, look at her. did you see that last shot. she had one leg hanging off the roof. she is like. >> ready. ready. >> take this thing out of me already. >> that thing that is in her, so small. panda, i don't know what you call them, cub. they're like, like the size of a tootsie roll. >> yeah, teeny, tiny. >> teeny, teeny. birthing, easiest thing in the whole world. i want to see this last shot of her. see if we can see it. hanging on the roof, please, please, help me. not going to see it. if you have had a kid you know what the feeling feels like. unless a toots
that this is a significant and serious threat. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >>> a utah beauty queen arrested for throwing a number of small bombs at houses. kendra mckenzie gill and three others were taken into custody after the weekend incidents. gill had been crowned ms. riverton back in june. she's since been released from jail, and no charges have been filed. the fire chief in suburban salt lake city said they started getting calls friday night. >> all of us were surprised when we received information, hey not only did we have one occurrence of this happening, we have up to ten occurrences of this happening. >> police say the four 18-year-olds admitted buying plastic bottles, aluminum foil and household chemicals before assembling devices. >>> alex rodriguez of the yankees says if he doesn't fight for his career now, he's been suspended by major league baseball, then no one else will. a-rod was booed last night in chicago. he's appealing the 211-game suspension. before last night's game, rodriguez said he knows his appeal won't be easy. >> the last seven months has been a nightmare. it h
stomach churning. it's the latest food adventure by a guy in washington by the name of bo chevasue. >> he had the cameras rolling at a local jack in the box. and ordered the most expensive fast food hamburger. >> bear with me as i try to get through this. not only did it have 20 beef patties, but all 36 toppings, chicken, spicy chicken, two fried eggs, ham, sausage. onions. grilled onions. onion rings. bargain if you think about it. all of it for around 38 bucks. >> $38. we call this his latest food adventure. because he did something similar in february. i of he created a $47 starbucks drink. how do you wrap that up to go? put it in a box? how do you eat it? >> i want to see the picture again. it looks disgusting. >> tell you what. take it apart. eat it piece by piece. >> we want to know what the pink stuff is in it. let's see if we can get that picture back up. >> i like that smiley face on the top of the thing. >> i do, too. jack in the box. >> there it is. looks good to me. >> bacon. the pink stuff is bacon. coming up. [ burp sound effect ] >> going back to the summer of 1969. going b
what to do next. abc's karen travers has that from washington. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, diana and john. obama administration officials don't want to make any swift decisions. but it is clear that the more than $1 billion in aid the u.s. send to egypt is in jeopardy. >> reporter: egypt is on edge. but in an exclusive interview with abc's martha raddatz, the interim prime minister there said he doesn't fear a civil war. the obama administration says the u.s. role is limited, up to egypt to solve this crisis. but hazem el-beblawi says the u.s. has influence there. >> we need the united states as much as the united states need us. >> reporter: the white house is reviewing its military aid to egypt. more than $1 billion a year, set aside for this critical ally in the middle east. asked what it means if the u.s. decides to cut that aid off, beblawi was blunt. >> this will be a very bad sign. it will definitely affect the military for some time. >> reporter: the white house says it is not a quick decision or a simple action. >> this is not a faucet in which you just tu
this morning, tensions rise today. teams poised to probe a suspected chemical attack in syria as washington moves one step closer to military action. we are live with the latest. >>> growing concerns. a raging wildfire shows no signs of slowing down this california, and it could soon start affecting the water supply of an entire city. >>> hit-and-run on the racetrack. a driver takes out the pit crew costing him the race. who is really to blame? >>> the reunion, the performances and the outfits. we have the good, the bad and the ugly, the very ugly, on the mtv video music awards. ♪ >>> good morning, ever
are to launch talks wednesday in jerusalem following a round two weeks ago in washington. >> scare at jfk airport, two workers sickened. it turned out to be much adieu about nothing. they fell ill after being overcome by fumes from the package they were inspecting. several tests indicated presence of a highly lethal nerve gas, the substance later found was ordinary nail polish remover. two buildings closed during the scare. airport operations were never affected. >> popular nightclub and tv singer eydie gore has died, a singing duo with steve lawrence her husband of 55 years. gorme's biggest solo was "blame it on the bossa nova." she received a grammy nomination. she died at a las vegas hospital after a brief undisclosed illness. gorme was 84. >> since you are up at the hour take a look outside for one of nature's biggest shows, it is peak time fothe meteor shower which take place this time of year every year. showers are most intense before the sun comes up. the meteor generates 100 meteors in an hour. for those of us stuck inside nasa is doing live streaming as well. >> got to turn that
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